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A Cost Benefit Analysis for the Extension Plan of Osaka Monorail Loop-line (in Japanese)


  • Junyi SHEN

    (Assistant Professor, Osaka School of International Public Policy, Osaka University)

  • Yusuke SAKATA

    (Associate Professor, School of Economics, Kinki University)

  • Yoshizo HASHIMOTO

    (President, Osaka Prefectural Institute for Advanced Industry Development)


In this paper, under the consideration on both local environmental status and transportation network, we implement Cost Benefit Analysis (CBA) for the extension plan of Osaka Monorail Loop-line by applying a Choice Experiment (CE) method. It is estimated that the benefit cost (B/C) ratio is 1.35 under a basic scenario. In addition, with a consideration on different kinds of uncertainty in the future, a number of sensitivity analyses are implemented. The results of sensitivity analysis indicate that the possibility of generating net benefit is extremely high for the extension plan studied here.

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  • Junyi SHEN & Yusuke SAKATA & Yoshizo HASHIMOTO, 2008. "A Cost Benefit Analysis for the Extension Plan of Osaka Monorail Loop-line (in Japanese)," OSIPP Discussion Paper 08J004, Osaka School of International Public Policy, Osaka University.
  • Handle: RePEc:osp:wpaper:08j004

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    cost benefit analysis; choice experiment method; monorail; environmental status; transportation network;

    JEL classification:

    • C25 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Single Equation Models; Single Variables - - - Discrete Regression and Qualitative Choice Models; Discrete Regressors; Proportions; Probabilities
    • D61 - Microeconomics - - Welfare Economics - - - Allocative Efficiency; Cost-Benefit Analysis
    • R42 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - Transportation Economics - - - Government and Private Investment Analysis; Road Maintenance; Transportation Planning

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